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used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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avoid responsibilities and duties, e.g., by pretending to be ill
  • Screen doors whapped throughout the night, cats fought and fucked without cease, a cacophony of dogs malingered in the vicinity of each outdoor barbecue-in-progress, and an occasional flash of heat-lightning lit up the night, casting into silhouette the tangled maze of television antennas that towered over the low-level houses—as if a vast network of giant spiderwebs threatened the smaller, human community, below.
    p. 606.3

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